The Official YABC Blog

All things news, updates, giveaways, and other goodies on Young Adult (and Kids!) Books Central.

Featured Review: Our Own Private Universe (Robin Talley)

Featured Review: Our Own Private Universe (Robin Talley)
About This Book:   Fifteen-year-old Aki Simon has a theory. And it's mostly about sex. No, it isn't that kind of theory. Aki already knows she's bisexual—even if, until now, it's mostly been in the hypothetical sense. Aki has dated only guys so far, and her best friend, Lori, is the only p......
Continue reading
282 Hits
0 Comment

Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Interview, & Giveaway: Hear The Wolves (Victoria Scott)

Rockstar Book Tours Blog Tour, Interview, & Giveaway: Hear The Wolves (Victoria Scott)
  HEAR THE WOLVES Author: Victoria Scott Pub. Date: March 28, 2017 Publisher: Scholastic Press Pages: 240 Formats: Hardcover, eBook   It’s survival of the strongest in a contemporary, girl-versus-wild middle-grade debut from Fire & Flood author Victoria Scott! Sloan is a hunter. So she shouldn’t be afraid of anything. But ever since her mom left the......
Recent Comments
Heidi Wong
The book seems interesting, I can't wait to read it.
Monday, 20 March 2017 12:58
John
Kudos to the cover designer / artist and to the synopsis-writer!
Monday, 20 March 2017 19:36
Continue reading
376 Hits
2 Comments

Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing

Behind the Scenes of Indie Publishing
Hybrid Authors: A New Mode Kelly St. Clare - Indie author and Staff Reviewer   Before digital ways of publishing came into being, traditional publishing was the only way to go. With the e-book revolution, self-publishing exploded and many authors got a chance to display their talents. In the last few......
Continue reading
276 Hits
0 Comment

Author Chat with Carrie Mac, Plus Review & Giveaway!

Author Chat with Carrie Mac, Plus Review & Giveaway!
Today we're excited to hear from Carrie Mac, author  of 10 ThingsI Can See From Here!  Below you'll find more about Carrie,  her book, plus a review, and giveaway!   1. First off, you NAILED the whole feel of someone dealing with severe anxiety! What gave you the inspiration to write this book?Being someone who d......
Recent Comments
John
Kudos to the cover designer / artist and to the synopsis-writer!
Monday, 20 March 2017 19:35
Tiffany Engler
Gorgeous cover!!! I'm so excited for this book!!!
Friday, 24 March 2017 05:40
Continue reading
421 Hits
2 Comments

Author Of The Week: Chat with Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion), Plus Giveaway!!

Author Of The Week: Chat with Rosalyn Eves (Blood Rose Rebellion), Plus Giveaway!!
Welcome to our weekly special feature post, Author Of The Week!! Each week we will be interviewing a different YA author and highlighting their upcoming release! We will also be hosting a giveaway of the book we are highlighting!!     Introducing Rosalyn Eves, YABC's Author of the Week!! Rosalyn Eves grew up in......
Recent Comments
Heidi Wong
I'm guilty for reading this book's synopsis because of it's beautiful cover, but I think the synopsis was just more beautiful than... Read More
Monday, 20 March 2017 14:17
John
Kudos to the cover designer / artist and to the synopsis-writer!
Monday, 20 March 2017 19:35
Susan Light
Love the cover and the map! I have had this book on my TBR pile for a while.
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 07:48
Continue reading
471 Hits
5 Comments

YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ March 20th, 2017

YABC Staff's Current Reads ~ March 20th, 2017
Hello YABC'ers! Welcome to the newest weekly post by the Staff at YA Books Central called Current Reads Monday! We love everything bookish and just wanted to share with our readers what books we are currently reading and obsessing about! So check out what books the YABC Staff are currently reading......
Continue reading
270 Hits
0 Comment

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: THE CASTAWAYS by Jessika Fleck + Giveaway (US Only)

It's Live!! Cover Reveal: THE CASTAWAYS by Jessika Fleck + Giveaway (US Only)
Hi, YABCers! Today we're super excited to celebrate the cover reveal for THE CASTAWAYS by Jessika Fleck, releasing April 3, 2017 from Entangled Teen. Before we get to the cover, here's a note from Jessika: Hello YABC! I am over the moon thrilled to welcome you to the cover reveal of......
Recent Comments
Heidi Wong
The cover is nice, and it kind of reminds me of the lion from Narnia. The synopsis seems interesting as well.
Monday, 20 March 2017 12:31
John
Kudos to the cover designer / artist and to the synopsis-writer!
Monday, 20 March 2017 19:35
Anne
Love the cover! The story sounds interesting!
Thursday, 23 March 2017 00:44
Continue reading
919 Hits
5 Comments

Chapter 8 Read Along: Tendrils of Darkness

Chapter 8 Read Along: Tendrils of Darkness
Is Tendrils of Darkness new to you? Click here to go to Chapter 1!   CHAPTER 8 FORBIDDEN VALLEY It had been a day and a half since they had left Yridark, and Daen still had no idea where they were going. Armed guards had chased them from the city. Rest periods ......
Continue reading
284 Hits
0 Comment

Featured Review: The Bone Witch (Rin Chupeco)

Featured Review: The Bone Witch (Rin Chupeco)
About This Book:    A Publishers Weekly Most Anticipated Young Adult Book of Spring 2017! In the captivating start to a new, darkly lyrical fantasy series for readers of Leigh Bardugo and Sabaa Tahir, Tea can raise the dead, but resurrection comes at a price... Let me be clear: I never......
Continue reading
99 Hits
0 Comment

Giveaway: STRANGER THAN FANFICTION (US Only)

Giveaway: STRANGER THAN FANFICTION (US Only)
STRANGER THAN FANFICTION (US Only) by Chris Colfer Release Date: February 28, 2017 Publisher: Little, Brown & Co.   About the Book From #1 New York Times bestselling author Chris Colfer comes a funny, heartbreaking, unforgettable novel about friendship and fame. Cash Carter is the young, world famous lead actor of......
Recent Comments
Fay Tannerr
I think the cover looks great and the synopsis sounds very interesting
Saturday, 18 March 2017 13:34
Alison
I really like the cover. It's cool how the desert scene is reflecting in the sunglasses. It sounds like a cool book! I love roa... Read More
Sunday, 19 March 2017 22:09
John
Both the cover and the synopsis make me want to learn more! Kudos!
Monday, 20 March 2017 18:27
Continue reading
592 Hits
5 Comments

Current Giveaways

 

   

   

    

    

   

 

   

   

   

Latest Book Listings Added

FREEKS
Mara has become used to the extraordinary. Roaming from place...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
The Supernormal Sleuthing Service #1: The Lost Legacy
Three kids. A hotel full of monsters. And a stolen...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Vigilante
A brutally honest, uncompromising story about a teen girl who...
 
2.7
 
0.0 (0)
Lost Girls
Yesterday, Rachel went to sleep listening to Taylor Swift, curled...
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
The Unexpected Life of Oliver Cromwell Pitts
In the seaside town of Melcombe Regis, England, 1724, Oliver...
 
4.5 (2)
 
0.0 (0)
Izzy Kline Has Butterflies
It's a new school year, and Izzy Kline is having...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
The World's Greatest Detective
Caroline Carlson, author of the Very Nearly Honorable League of...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
A Dog Like Daisy
Daisy has only ten weeks to prove her usefulness or...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)
Letters to the Lost
Juliet Young always writes letters to her mother, a world-traveling...
 
4.3
 
0.0 (0)
THE ELECT
For the past twelve years, seventeen-year-old August has been a...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Booked
Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/on the checkered...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Wolf-Hollow.jpg
Growing up in the shadows cast by two world wars,...
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
Joplin, Wishing
A heartfelt and magical middle grade novel in the tradition...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Wild Lily
It's the 1920s -- cars and planes are new. ...
 
4.7
 
0.0 (0)
The Moon Platoon (Space Runners #1)
In the year 2085, Benny Love is pretty used to...
 
5.0
 
0.0 (0)
Invisible Emmie
This is the story of two totally different girls— ...
 
4.0
 
0.0 (0)